Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Brooklyn Officials Say Cops Will Catch Up with 2 Hit and Run Drivers

The stretch of Franklin Ave. where 27-year old Neftaly Ramirez was run down in a hit-and-run. Photo by MK Metz
 Brooklyn Councilmembers Ydanis Rodriguez, Stephen Levin and Mark Treyger called for two hit-and-run drivers to turn themselves in while they still can.

Last weekend, 18-year old Alejandro Tello was killed by a driver in a white BMW SUV as he rode across the street on his skateboard in Gravesend.  27-year old Neftaly Ramirez was riding his bike when he was struck by what is believed to be a green private garbage truck.

Police are close to tracing the vehicles, officials said. At a press conference on Tuesday, as reported in the Brooklyn Eagle, Levin noted that there are "numerous businesses" along the Franklin Avenue stretch in Greenpoint. "There's no doubt in my mind that we will be able to see video evidence that will show what [garbage] company it was and some ID on that truck. "  

UPDATE: Police tracked the car down not too far from the scene of the fatal Gravesend crash, but they're still investigating who the driver was at the time of the fatal crash, DNA reports. Meanwhile,  the garbage truck in Greenpoint crash belongs to Action Carting and has New Jersey plates, police said.

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